Kathy Griffin to host Creative Arts Emmys

Comedian is first Emmy winner to take the role

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Comedian Kathy Griffin has been selected to host the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The two-time Emmy winner best known for her Bravo series "My Life on the D-List" will host the annual event on Sept. 12 at the Nokia Theatre. E! will telecast the event as a two-hour special.

"We're thrilled as Kathy's the first Emmy winner to host the Creative Arts show," said producer Spike Jones Jr. "She stole the show the last two years, so now we're giving her the opportunity to officially hijack it. We're all very, very excited. And just a little bit scared."